Migraine is a neurological syndrome characterized by altered bodily perceptions, severe headaches and nausea. The typical migraine headache is unilateral and pulsating, lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms increased by sensitivity to light and to sound
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According to the American Medical Association (AMA), migraines are extreme headaches that can cause nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Any kind of anxiety, stress, exposure to light, caffeine, alcohol, hunger, or sleeplessness can prompt this type of severe headache.
The discovery of injectables for the use of migraines came about accidentally as patients who happened to suffer from migraines noticed that their migraines improved after cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections were made to reduce brow and forehead wrinkles.
A possible explanation is that the injections may affect nerve cell signaling systems that have to do with the perception of pain. Treatment of chronic migraines with injections appears to be effective, but the injections do not appear to work for episodic migraines. The effect of the treatment usually lasts between six to nine months.
Migraine Injectable Treatments are available in Johannesburg at Parkhurst, Sandton, Bedfordview, Morningside, Fourways, Illovo and Pretoria, Brooklyn, Irene, and Cape Town, Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches as well as Umhlanga and Hillcrest in KZN